In previous decades, Australia has been on top at the competing Destination that provides the best higher education. Over 500 thousand overseas students are currently studying and living in Australia, and there are many challenges students face in Australia.
Students have to face many challenges to pursue their plan to study abroad from admission till graduation from the start till the end.
The Geographical or cultural differences of many students from some countries are the biggest concern for many students and enough to get traumatized easily, either physically or psychologically.
We come up with a list of some of the challenges that are common in the process of studying abroad in Australia.
We have divided these challenges into two sections. The challenges students face before getting into Australia, and the challenges students face after reaching Australia.
Challenges to face Before Arriving in Australia
Well, many difficulties can be personal or study-related. We are not here to discuss each student’s personal problems as it might get very descriptive and unnecessary.
However, we can discuss the problems students have to go with during their admission to Australia.
The most concerning thing to study in Australia is the Admission Criteria. You can not get a visa to study in Australia if you cant fulfil the requirements of Admission Criteria’s of different universities.
The Registered higher educational institute or recognized university must provide you with the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) letter.
With that COE letter, you can apply for a visa to visit Australia as a student.
If you want to release that burden, you can contact any admission consultant to apply for the Confirmation of Enrolment letter for you. The consultant can help you with other academic details and information on a study visa, which you might not be aware of.
Most of the consultants charge more fees than the actual visa fees of Australia. However, Think Higher Consultants are providing Free Admission Services for the students without any charges.
Writing Genuine Temporary Entrant
The Genuine Temporary Entrant, also known as GTE, is a written application every student have to prepare for going to Australia. The GTE application will be checked by the case officer assigned to your visa application.
In this application, the student has to write the personal details and explain their intention to visiting Australia.
For example, the purpose of choosing Australia for study destination, why enrolling in the particular chosen course, duration of the course, planning to stay for the duration.
The questions are quite lengthy in the GTE application, and you have to answer everything in detail. Also, you will be asked about your plan to live in Australia. Are you planning to live in Australia for a temporary period or permanent?
Most of the students don’t know how to write GTE application, and that’s one of the major challenges which is not easy to overcome.
Please remember that lying in your GTE is considered cheating, and cheating with your case officer might turn into visa refusal.
Providing evidence of your financial statements is also a very complex process. You have to provide complete information whether you are dependent or not. Can you support your financial requirement in Australia? are you planning to stay in Australia alone or with a dependent?
These are the major concerns that make financial statements complicated. As an overseas student, you have to specify the details on how you will meet your expenses? Who is the one supporting your financial requirements?
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Most of the higher education institutes and universities in Australia judges overseas students with the performance of their English language Proficiency. Although, as Australia is an English speaking country, it is necessary to prove your English language proficiency to live in Australia.
There are many options for you to prove your English Language. However, PTE is quite popular nowadays.
Other than PTE, you have several options such as IELTS, Cambridge C1, TOEFL, e.t.c.
There are several opportunities if you perform your English language well enough. It doesn’t matter it’s IELTS or PTE.
If your sole intention is to study in Australia, you will get scholarships opportunities by having a high English test score. On the other hand, if you are planning for permanent residency in Australia, you can claim up to 20 points for the skill assessment by performing better in English Exam.
Challenges to face After Reaching Australia
Have you arrived in Australia? Well, that’s not the end of the difficulties you have to overcome. After entering Australia, the real tests start.
That is always advised to consult with an experienced education consultant. You are facing all of these hurdles by yourself. Isn’t it’s better to have an expert by your side?
We always recommend asking for a suggestion by an expert at least once.
Moving forward, below, we have mentioned the problems students face once they land in Australia.
The Difference in Education System
Generally, it is exciting to study abroad and productive, too, especially while studying in Australia. However, the education system might not be the same as you have in your home country.
Besides that, Australian educational institutes provide a bachelor degree within three years. On the other hand, in many countries, education providers take four years to complete a bachelor degree.
Other than that, in an Australian study, the course credit hours are divided into weeks and hours, which might get very new and confusing for most overseas students.
In most countries, majority of the international students face financial hardship. No matter it’s Australia, UK, or Canada, or any other country.
It is not hidden how expensive tuition fees is these days, Universities and other educational institutes keep increasing their fees charges, and students keep going deep into a financial burden.
Paying $22,000 AUD every semester is not easy. Our advice is that to perform deep research on which university is affordable for you.
Other than tuition fees, the accommodation costs aren’t cheap in Australian developed cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane. a single room in these cities can cost you around 500 to 800 per weak.
Although English is Australia’s national language, it is the land of diversities and multicultural peoples. Many people in Australia migrated from other countries, most of them speak in their home language.
Even that is not a concern. The main difference it makes when most of the fellow international students have difficulty speaking English. This makes it difficult to communicate with classmates, and these communication problems turn into project failures sometimes.
Switching to a Different Course.
After arriving in Australia, many students realize that their course isn’t working for them. The most difficult challenge is to change your course of study. You just need a piece of expert advice on that situation.
Although it is difficult, but not impossible, to change your course, you have to give a valid reason for doing that. The university or educational institute requires a detailed overview of the situation on why you want to change the course.
As your confirmation of enrolment has attached with that university, that university is your sponsor in Australia. You can’t just change the course if you want to.
We recommend consulting an educational consultant to help you out in the process.